What to do when Ubuntu boots into Busybox CLI?

Matthew Clarke mj3clark at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 20:31:28 UTC 2008

On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 8:24 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:

> What should one do when booting Ubuntu gets the Busybox CLI screen?

Pray it is not the JMicron bug.

Are you getting this message? = "failed to set xfermode" ?

you probably would have mentioned it... but hey, worth a try...

if so you could check out this page:


a rather infamous problem, that plagues me to this day...

> I just installed Hardy alpha6 on my Dell Inspiron E1505 / 6400 laptop
> (2 gHz Intel DuoCore2, 2 GB RAM, ATI X1400 graphics). I can get
> through the Hardy installation just fine, but upon first boot I get
> the boxybox cli. I tried adding the parameter "ircpoll" to the kernel
> line in grub, but this did not help.
> Dotan Cohen
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